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'''Henry Wadsworth Longfellow''' (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", ''The Song of Hiawatha'', and ''Evangeline''. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's ''Divine Comedy'', and was one of the five Fireside Poets. Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, which was then a part of Massachusetts. He studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were ''Voices of the Night'' (1839) and ''Ballads and Other Poems'' (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854, to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former Revolutionary War headquarters of George Washington. His first wife Mary Potter died in 1835, after a miscarriage. His second wife Frances...
Birth date{{Birth date|mf=yes|1807|02|27}}
Birth placePortland, Maine, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|mf=yes|1882|03|24|1807|02|27}}
Death placeCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationPoet
Professor
Genre| spouses = Mary Storer Potter
Frances Elizabeth Appleton
ChildrenCharles Appleton Longfellow
Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow
Fanny Longfellow
Alice Mary Longfellow
Edith Longfellow
Anne Allegra Longfellow
SignatureHenry Wadsworth Longfellow Signature.svg
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